A Scott Pilgrim animated series is being discussed. As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, director Edgar Wright says there are plans to revisit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in animated form. Nothing has been made official yet, but this could be what fans have been hoping for.
“There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way,” Wright said. “We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.”
The reveal was made as part of a retrospective in honor of the tenth anniversary of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The film was released in 2010 and failed to connect at the box office, earning just $47 million against a reported $60 million budget. Yet, it has gone on to become a cult classic in the years since its initial run in theaters.
Wright’s film was based on the series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Given the animation style in the comics, a Scott Pilgrim animated series would seem to work quite well. There is no word currently who might be in discussions for the proposed show, be it a streaming service or traditional network.
An A-list cast led by Michael Cera also included the likes of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong and Mark Webber.
There has been hope of a sequel over the years. Though, financially speaking, that wouldn’t seem to make a lot of sense, even if the film has achieved cult status.
“I don’t think a sequel is a reality,” Cera said. “[Laughs] In my limited understanding of the film industry, when a movie doesn’t really explode at the box office, it’s hard for anybody to get behind a sequel.”
Here is the synopsis for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
“Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes — a rogues’ gallery — including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins! From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes “a true original” (Entertainment Weekly) powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it’s over!”